Google Maps gearing up to add bike directions feature in Canada
At today’s Sustainable Mobility Conference in Ottawa, spokespersons said it would be announced that biking directions will be available on Google Maps in the next few days for eight cities in Canada: Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Gatineau and Waterloo. Canada’s Capital Region is the first region to go online with Google Bike Directions. Previously the service was only availalbe in the US.
In the “Bicycling” layer, colour-coded roads indicate their suitability for biking: dark green indicates a dedicated bike-only trail; lighter green indicates a dedicated bike lane along a road; and the dotted green line indicates roads that do not have bike lanes but tend to be suitable for biking.
Screenshot of bike directions in Portland